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25-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Schooling Education

"Schools have not necessarily much to do with education... they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school." Winston Churchill

"Historically, much of the motivation for public schooling has been to stifle variety and institute social control." Jack Hugh

"I hated school so intensely. It interfered with my freedom" - Sigrid Undset (Nobel Prize winner)

The modern mass schooling we see today ,started in prussia in the early 1700s. They were the first to realise the benefits to the state of a more homogenised pliable public through mass schooling.

John Taylor Gatto has it right IMO http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/

Take the history of american schooling tour here !http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/historytour/history2.htm

watch/listen to him here http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...n+taylor+gatto

This also from Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education and author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, who blew the whistle in the 80's on the agenda to use the education system as a tool for dumbing down the masses and creating a socialist control freak society.

25-01-2008, 06:20 PM
Indeed: Milton Friedman explained logically what's wrong with our schools in Selling schooling like groceries: The voucher idea (http://www.friedmanfoundation.org/friedman/friedmans/writings/1975.jsp). The government has no business in the education system, and makes a pig's breakfast of it, simply because they haven't the pressure of competition that groceries and other private businesses do.

And speaking of Prussia, Friedman noted the similarities of modern leftist ideas with the Prussian aristocracy, epitomized by Bismarck's policies for the state: both want centralized power, and merely differ in who holds the power.